Sunday Author Spotlight!

It’s Sunday! ❤ That means, it’s time for a writer spotlight. 🙂

I know, I didn’t do one yesterday, and I like to try and do them on both Saturday and Sunday. 😦 But I didn’t have an author picked out. Sad. I have one today though! So happy! 🙂

Today’s pick is the author of the story I’m currently listening too in Audible. And they are…

Anthony Del Col

🙂 According to what’s up on his Goodreads page (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3464023.Anthony_Del_Col) he seems to do mostly comic books and graphic novels. Which is very cool! I love the occasional graphic novel, comic, and of course, manga in among my audiobook reading and short stories. But I’m so glad he did the audiobook, because it’s freaking amazing. ‘

Here’s his Author Bio from over on Goodreads. 🙂 He’s got a pretty impressive collection of jobs. Writing comics, audibooks, producing films, and even being a manager for pop stars. You go, dude!

Anthony Del Col is the co-creator and co-writer of the acclaimed IDW Publishing series KILL SHAKESPEARE, which has been nominated for Harvey and Joe Shuster Awards. The series has also been adapted into a stage show, board game and is currently in development for television with Universal Cable Productions. He is also the writer or co-writer of ASSASSIN’S CREED, ASSASSIN’S CREED: ORIGINS (Titan) and the neo-noir reboot NANCY DREW & THE HARDY BOYS: THE BIG LIE (Dynamite Comics). His first audio drama, UNHEARD: THE STORY OF ANNA WINSLOW, a found footage thriller, debuted at #1 on Audible in the US and the UK in late 2017.

His latest book, the controversial WWII graphic novel SON OF HITLER, debuted in late-June 2018 with Image Comics, exploring the legend of Adolf Hitler’s illegitimate son. Publishers Weekly called it a “firecracker espionage tale” while NPR exclaimed, “few war stories are this much fun.”

Del Col’s next book is LUKE CAGE: EVERYMAN (Marvel Comics), debuting digitally in August, 2018 and will be released in late-2018.

In addition, Del Col has been involved in music, film and television industries, most notably as the producer of two feature films and serving as a manager for international pop star Nelly Furtado.

Though a proud Canadian, Del Col lives in Brooklyn with his amazing wife Lisa.

I’m very impressed! (I wonder when he relaxes, lol)

Now! Let’s look at some of his books! Like the one I’m reading:

Unheard: The Story of Anna Winslow

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Love that cover! Blurb for it!

University student Anna Winslow has gone missing. The circumstances of her disappearance are far from ordinary, a fact that only fellow student Melissa Lopez appears to appreciate. Motivated by an unexplained and disturbing voicemail message from Anna on the night of her disappearance, Melissa’s curiosity quickly turns into a deeper investigation, an obsession even, which she chronicles as a regular podcast – the very recordings that you are about to listen to. She quickly discovers that Anna was a loner with hearing difficulties and had disappeared for a week earlier in the year, only to return with perfect hearing, but with increasingly unstable behavior.

I got this one for free from audible (Maybe it’s free for members?) and it is so great. I’ve found so many great books and stories for free on audible. It’s my favorite app ever! I listened to about half of it while I was at work this morning. I stock at a store before it opens a few days a week, so I can listen to my audiobooks while I work. I love it. And I’m loving unheard.

I’m serious. I’ve gotten, like, legit chills listening to this. Its so creepy and formatted so perfectly. I can NOT wait to share the review with ya’ll! 🙂

Okay! Now that I’m done gushing about my current read, let’s look at another one of his books. I’ll pick….

Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie

this one! Because I like the cover, and it just looks like fun! ❤

Cover/link:

This book looks so pretty! And it sounds so awesome sauce! Here’s it’s blurb. It even comes with nifty little reviews of the book. I approve. 🙂

A Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mystery unlike any other you’ve ever read! When the teenage brothers Frank and Joe Hardy are accused of the murder of their father – a detective in the small resort town of Bayport – they must team up with Nancy Drew to prove their innocence (and find the real guilty party in the process) in a twisting noir tale, complete with double-crosses, deceit, and dames. Writer Anthony Del Col (Assassin’s Creed, Kill Shakespeare) and artist Werther Dell’Edera (Batman: Detective Comics, House of Mystery) bring the iconic teen detectives into the modern age, and redefine noir for a new generation of readers!

Reviews:

“There’s murder. There’s mystery. There’s danger. Most of all, there’s abundant joy in the reading.” – BiffBamPop

“Mystery fans, fans of the original series, and fans of Hope Larson and Brittney Williams’ Goldie Vance will likely enjoy Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys for its vintage charm, amped-up drama, and superb art.” – Graphic Policy

“This might be the best ‘modern’ approach to updating a franchise like this that I’ve seen. It works on every level and still fully embraces the heart of who they are.” – readingwithaflightring.com

“Anthony Del Col’s script is devious, pushing the plot surreptitiously while peeling back layer after layer of characterization… An enormously pleasant surprise. – CBR

Thanks for reading today’s little author spotlight. 🙂 ❤ I hope you liked it. I had fun writing it, since I’m reading “Unheard”. Or is it listening? lol. Either way, I’m loving it. And it’s a horror story. Extra points for me, a horror writer, when I read a horror story.

Happy Reading, everyone! I’ll try and be back tomorrow! Love Lennie! ❤

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